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Foodies Plant the Seeds of Food Security

The Rossland Foodies, as they have affectionately named themselves, have been planting the seeds of an ambitious community gardening network in the minds of key stakeholders as of late, with the hopes of harvesting their hard work and effort in the near future.The three phase plan as presented to city council by Ami Haworth...

BC Facing $5 Billion Recreation Deficit

Burnaby, BC (Wednesday, May 27, 2009) – The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) has released a new study indicating $5.2 billion is needed over the next decade to upgrade and replace the province’s aging indoor recreational facilities. The Recreation Facilities Assessment Study, entitled A Time for Renewal, found 68%...

Bears Invade Trail

Rossland's Bear Aware Program Coordinator received a phone call from the local Conservation Officer on May 22d.  There have been well over 100 calls from Trail to the Conservation Officer so far this year regarding bears. This statistic is WAY more than usual. There hasn't been one call to the Conservation Officer from Rossland...

TELEGRAPH BUSINESS PROFILE: Running Into Jeff

The foundation of communities the world over and in particular in small towns like Rossland are the small business owners who provide jobs and give back to the community. A great example of this, while being humble and not wanting to take too much credit, is Jeff Martin of Jeff’s Collision. For 23 years Jeff has been operating...

New Tourism Resource for Rossland/Trail

LCCDT Tourism Committee today launched a new website www.trailrossland.com which is a partnership project with Tourism Rossland and Kootenay Rockies Tourism. This sports tourism initiative is a great opportunity for economic diversification for the entire region. In addition, it allows us to welcome the world to our region ...

Rossland Joins the Growing List of G.E. Free Communities

On May 11, 2009, the City of Rossland, British Columbia took leadership on a controversial food and agricultural issue. Through the efforts of the regional G.E. Free Kootenays campaign, a sub-group of the Kootenay Food Strategy Society, Rossland’s council voted in favor of a resolution to oppose the cultivation of genetically...

Selkirk College and UBC Renew Commitment to Rural Education

Selkirk College and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have renewed their commitment to meeting the educational needs of students and families in rural areas.Dr. Rob Tierney, Dean of the Faculty of Education at UBC, and Marilyn Luscombe, President of Selkirk College, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (April...

Regional Fire Service Aims to Improve Capabilities

The Regional Fire Service of Kootenay Boundary, Company 1 (Rossland) is currently raising funds with an eye to improving their capabilities in serving the area. For some time now, the largely volunteer group has identified their ability to access backcountry and trail areas quickly as a key stumbling block in their operations;...

CBT Accepting Applications for College Community Service Awards

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is now accepting applications for its College Community Service Awards program. CBT presents these awards in partnership with four Basin-based Colleges and includes 22 awards of $2,000 each divided amongst students attending Selkirk College (10), College of the Rockies (10), Valemount Campus of...

Columbia Basin Trust Wants Your Environmental Project Ideas

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is now accepting community-initiated and community-supported project applications for its Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP).This program has provided nearly $3 million in funding over the past five years for environmental conservation, restoration, stewardship and education projects across the...

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